10 ways to get your teen to enjoy active time just as much as screen time

When teens become inseparable from their screens they miss out on the feel-good benefits of being active. Screen time isn’t unhealthy but being inactive is. It’s about getting the balance right and finding what they enjoy, so being active becomes a positive habit they get into for life. Enjoying active apps An easy win is […]

Match-Day – a day in the life of an under-8s soccer coach

When I was asked to coach my son’s under-8s team I had visions of implementing a sweeper system or teaching my new team the beauty of the Italian art of Catennacio. I imagined stalking the touchline like Sir Alex Ferguson, making constant calculations and changes to our formation to exploit the gaps in our opponents’ […]

GasWorks Kids Holiday Program

Scott Hone has toured from Melbourne to Montreal, Penrith to Palm Island, and New York to Nambour; galivanting across the globe as part of the Circus Oz touring ensemble. Now Scott is freewheeling around Australia, and into the School Holidays at Gasworks Arts Park with his unique children’s show, Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show on Wednesday 11 […]

Mountainside Wines Getaway

Hey Dads, if you’re like me, I look for interesting and enjoyable things to do on a weekend. Sometimes with a friend, sometimes with the kids or sometimes with both. Well, I have found the perfect spot for all of that.   Mountainside Wines 197 Mount Cole Road Warrak Vic 3377 03 5354 3279 www.mountainsidewines.com.au […]

Poll: What do you want to know?

Dads Online is about to turn 5. Since the beginning we have written about many topics. I remember the early days we were all about: connecting with your children after absence, When you just cant be there, Parenting plans, Dads have feelings too, ways to make your child feel secure, What to say to the […]

Dads Carpool Karaoke

  As I prepare for a 5 hour drive to our Christmas holiday destination I started to think about how we could make the journey a little more entertaining & fun. This years holiday destination we have not been to before – we hired a caravan and purchased a tent for my daughter and her friend. Its […]

AFL Season 2016

Regardless of who you barrack for there would generally always be a game in any of the capital city stadiums between 24th March to 28th August. Why not pack some food and drinks and take you daughter or son and enjoy a game of footy, remember you don’t have to stay for the whole game? […]

Clip N Climb Melbourne

Nothing better than finding a good idea just became great! Well that is exactly what has happened to Indoor Rock Climbing. Move over because Clip N Climb has arrived and its  great fun 🙂 I went along with my daughter on a Saturday morning and we were happily surprised to find an indoor venue that […]

Move over Ricciardo Dads are in the F1 Simulator

Daniel Ricciardo has been sidelined whilst Dads & Grandads take to the seats in the new F1 simulators at Motionators facility in Docklands Melbourne. Last week we took the ride of our lives with full motion switched to ON. The F1’s can be programmed to any race track in the world, so if you wanted […]

Great Dad moments captured

You see them everywhere, Dads spending quality time with their kids. Nothing new in this (for the lucky ones) but when you capture the picture, its then you freeze the moment and see the enjoyment, the value, the connection that we get from making our kids a priority. Nothing can replace the quality time spent […]

I’ve never met a child who doesn’t wish they could fly

And now they can! I had the pleasure of visiting iFly DownUnder in Penrith, NSW last week and wow! What an experience! Whether it is for Father’s Day, Christmas or your birthday, I’d be putting iFly on your wish list. iFly is a state of the art indoor skydiving facility that caters for all ages, […]

STRIKE at anytime

Whether its school holidays or you’re just looking for something to do with the kids, don’t look past Strike Bowling. Recently I visited Strike with my daughter and a couple of her friends. We played a game of bowls, had lunch and then played Laser skirmish… they had so much fun 🙂 and the girls […]